Daryl Mark Stuermer (born November 27, 1952) played lead guitar for the band Genesis. Currently plays lead guitar for Phil Collins and is a solo artist with his own band.
Stuermer was born on in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Playing with his Milwaukee band Sweetbottom, he was discovered by Frank Zappa keyboardist George Duke. Stuermer auditioned for and won a spot backing up jazz violinist Jean-Luc Ponty in 1975, recording a total of four albums with Ponty.
In late 1977, Stuermer was recommended as a replacement for Steve Hackett at the insistence of his friend Alphonso Johnson. He joined up with Genesis as touring guitarist at first and retained that position until the group disbanded. In 1982, Stuermer followed Genesis front man Collins as the lead guitarist for the pop star's solo career. In doing so, he went from what Collins called a "permanent-temporary-part-time member" of Genesis to a "permanent-touring-recording member" of Collins' new group. The collaboration has been a successful one for both musicians, and Stuermer has earned co-writer credits on several of Collins' songs.
Stuermer has recorded seven solo albums, Steppin' Out, Live and Learn, Another Side of Genesis, Waiting in the Wings, Sweetbottom Live: The Reunion, Retrofit, The Nylon String Sampler, and most recently Rewired – The Electric Collection.